She attended the Bellerive Girls" School (also known as the Bellerive Convent Grammar School), which was then a catholic girls" direct grant grammar school, and is now the Bellerive FCJ Catholic College. She then attended the University of Leeds where she gained a Bachelor degree in Russian.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
She joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) in 1990. From 1997-1998 she was a Desk Officer at the Asia–Europe Meeting Summit, then from 1998–2001 was in the Russian Section of the Eastern Department. From 2001-2003 she was Head of the office for cooperation with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Council of Europe.
From 2003-2005 she was Head of the War Crimes Section in the International Organisations Department.
From 2006-2007 she was the Head of Communications of the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine, based in Odessa. Afghanistan
From 2007-2008 she was First Secretary of Counter Narcotics in Kabul, Afghanistan.
She became the British Ambassador to Belarus on 17 September 2009, based in Minsk. She left Belarus in July 2012 to transfer to another Diplomatic Service appointment.
Belarus television (National State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus).